Meet Silvia Herrera Avila
Silvia was born in Mexico and faced many hardships, including poverty, racism and domestic violence. With the hope of building a better future, Silvia’s family moved to the US. She enrolled at SVC to learn English and received her high school diploma. Silvia knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was young. She studied Early Childhood Education at SVC. As a single parent to three children, Silvia is focused on her family and transforming their lives through the power of education. Silvia is now studying at WWU and working toward her dream of becoming a certificated teacher
Legislative Priority: Expand Opportunity for Students and Employers
Funding our budget requests will have real returns for students like Silvia Herrera Avila and for the communities and employers in our area. Students will learn from competitively-paid industry professionals, which is critical as college salaries currently lag private employers and K-12 schools. Our students will train for careers in robust workforce programs, with modern equipment and learning spaces that mirror future work environments. We will be able to expand technology to bring education to more people in more ways. And, all students will benefit from an inclusive environment where they are supported and equipped to reach their goals.
- Total headcount: 6,554
- Total full-time equivalent (FTE): 3,027
- Full-time: 47%
- Part-time: 53%
- Students of color: 44%
Operating Budget Estimate
If the system’s operating budget request of $353 million is fully funded, Skagit Valley College will receive approximately $5.5 million in additional funding.
Capital Budget Estimate
If the system’s request is fully funded, Skagit Valley College will receive approximately $10,217,000 for operation, maintenance, infrastructure, repairs and minor improvements of its existing facilities, $30,603,000 in state funds and $3,999,000 in local funds for construction of the Library/Culinary Arts building, and $49,918,000 for design and construction of the Industrial Technology and Public Safety building.
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